Sky Map

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Sky Map is a hand-held planetarium for your Android device. Use it to identify stars, planets, nebulae and more. Originally developed as Google Sky Map, it has now been donated and open sourced.
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Sky Map Devs
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Updated
December 21, 2021
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Description

Sky Map is a portable planetarium for your Android device. Use it to identify stars, planets, nebulae, and more. Originally developed as Google Sky Maps, it has now been donated and open sourced.

Troubleshooting/FAQs

The map doesn’t move/points to the wrong place
Make sure you are not switching to manual mode. Does your phone have a compass? Otherwise, Sky Map cannot detect your bearing. Check it out here: http://www.gsmarena.com/

Try calibrating the compass by moving it in a figure-of-eight motion or as described here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1EPbAapaeI.

Is there a magnet or metal nearby that could interfere with the compass?

Try turning off “Magnetic Correction” (in settings) and see if it’s more accurate.

Why doesn’t my phone support automatic location?
In Android 6, the way permissions work has changed. You must enable the Sky Map location permission setting as described here: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/6270602?p=app_permissons_m

The map is unstable
If you’re on a non-gyroscope phone, expect some jitter. Try adjusting the sensor speed and damping (in settings).

Do I need an internet connection?
No, but some features (such as manually entering your location) won’t work without it. You must use GPS instead or enter latitude and longitude.

Can I help test the latest features?
Of course! Join our beta testing program and get the latest version. https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.google.android.stardroid

Find us elsewhere:
GitHub: https://github.com/sky-map-team/stardroid
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113507592330/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/skymapdevs

What's new

Adds Comet Leonard, which will be visible for a few days around Christmas.

Sundry translation improvements and a major refactoring of the code.

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